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The Facts on Flax

Posted 9 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 – Though tiny in size, flax packs a big nutritional punch. These sesame-seed lookalikes are considered a functional food – a food that goes beyond basic nutrients to provide health benefits and/or reduce the risk of chronic diseases, according to a report in the Journal of Food Science and Technology. Flaxseed gets the nod because it's high in the omega-3 fatty acid A.L.A. plus phytochemicals called lignans, and fiber. It's great for heart and digestive health and to support the immune system. It may even lower cholesterol and possibly blood pressure in some people, researchers report. With all that going for it, the question is how to get more flaxseed into your diet, especially since one tablespoon has a mere 37 calories. First, to absorb all its nutrients, eat flaxseed in ground form, never whole. You can buy ground flax or, better still, buy whole seeds and ... Read more

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Flaxseed Fails as Treatment for Hot Flashes

Posted 6 Jun 2011 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, June 5 – The search for a safe remedy for menopausal hot flashes has been foiled again, with flaxseed the latest in a long line of compounds that apparently don't reduce the incidence of the unpleasant symptoms. Researchers presenting a new study Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago report that a daily flaxseed bar was no more effective than a placebo in helping with hot flashes in women with or without breast cancer. "It's unfortunate because these are such common problems, not just in breast cancer survivors but in postmenopausal women in general," said Dr. Joanne E. Mortimer, director of women's cancers programs at City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, Calif. "These poor women have one less option." Mortimer was not involved with the study. Hot flashes often occur in breast cancer patients who have undergone hormonal treatment ... Read more

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